Many holidaymakers see Faro as simply a stopover to the Algarve’s many resorts, leaving the city criminally overlooked. As a result, Faro has retained an air of mystery. Curious travellers will love exploring the traditional markets, the scenic Old Town and the golden sands of Faro beach (Praia de Faro). Get the best deals on flights to Faro when you book with Ryanair.
- The city has a definitive Portuguese feel to it and this is evident in the buildings, bars and bistros. Take the time to stroll along the cobbled streets and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.
- Faro is only 13 km from the exceptional Ria Formosa National Park. Over 30,000 species of bird migrate here annually, including flamingos and the rare purple swamphen. Visitors can go on a guided boat tour through the river channels.
- Take the train to the town of Lagos, a charming fishing town surrounded by walls and picturesque churches dating back to the 14th century. The charming village of Estoi is only 10 km from Faro and boasts the Estoi Pakace (Palácio de Estoi), an 18th century neoclassical palace that now functions as a hotel.
Dining in the city is quite affordable and the abundance of freshly caught seafood means Faro is a fantastic city for foodies. Save money on your flights to the Algarve with Ryanair, the only airline to guarantee “no fuel surcharges ever”.